Mira Sorvino Pays Tribute To Father Paul Sorvino: “My Heart Is Rent Asunder”
The actors Paul and Mira Sorvino were spotted making their way to the holiday issue party hosted by Capitol File on November 27, 2007, at The Park at Fourteenth in Washington, District of Columbia. PHOTO BY NANCY OSTERTAG /Getty Images
Following Paul Sorvino’s passing, his daughter, Mira Sorvino, has expressed her gratitude to her “great father.”
The actor most known for his role in the film Goodfellas passed away on Monday at the age of 83, and his famous daughter has went to Twitter to offer an emotional homage to the “amazing” celebrity who was her father.
The star of Mighty Aphrodite stated in a statement that her late father, the actor Paul Sorvino, had passed away. My heart is completely broken since my life of love, joy, and wisdom with him has come to an end.
My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed. My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend.
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) July 25, 2022
“He was the most amazing parent in the world. I love him so much. As you continue your ascent, please know that I am thinking of you and sending you my love.
On Instagram, the celebrity, who is now 54 years old, posted an empty photograph without a caption; however, a lot of other renowned people commented on the post to express their sympathies.
Love to you and your family [heart emoji] (sic),” Rosie O’Donnell wrote in an Instagram post.
And Alec Baldwin said, “Sending my profound condolences on the passing of your dad, the great Paul Sorvino,” in his comment on the post.
Podcaster and producer Brett Gursky expressed his condolences on social media, writing, “Incredibly so sorry for your enormous loss. [emojis of a broken heart and praying hands] (sic)””
In another context, Forest Whitaker was quoted as saying that his time spent working with Paul on Godfather of Harlem was “quite wonderful.”
It was very special to get to sit quietly with the great Paul Sorvino, talking through the games of life. I’m sending much comfort and love to his family, and wish them all eternal blessings, love, and light. pic.twitter.com/0Ea3uh7gZI
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) July 25, 2022
He stated, “It was a very special opportunity to get to sit quietly with the great Paul Sorvino while we talked through the games of life.” I am thinking of his family often and sending them lots of love and support; may God continue to shower them with his blessings, love, and light forever.
“one of the truest and most honest actors I had had the pleasure of working with and getting to know,” Ralph Macchio recalled his Lost Cat Corona co-star when asked about him in an interview.
The great Paul Sorvino. So many memorable roles in in so many genres. #RIP to a one of the truest and honest actors I had had the pleasure of working with and getting to know. pic.twitter.com/RKeVeBiv76
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) July 25, 2022
And Marlee Matlin, who co-starred with Paul in the film 4Closed in 2013, expressed how “lucky” she felt to have had the opportunity to work with the actor.
She commented , “I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful Paul Sorvino.” And now that I’ve learned of his departure, I’m filled with such sorrow. As an actor, not only was he generous, but he was also extraordinarily brilliant and selfless. I am thinking of Mira and the rest of the family and giving them my love. He will unquestionably be missed by many. RIP.”
I feel so fortunate that I had a chance to work with the great Paul Sorvino. And now I am so sad to read of his passing. Not only was he kind, he was so talented and so giving as an actor. I am sending my love to Mira and the rest of the family. He will definitely be missed. RIP. pic.twitter.com/bgnSMEXPJc
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) July 25, 2022
After struggling with a variety of health problems over the past few years, Paul passed away as a result of natural causes.
His wife Dee Dee, whom he married in 2014, released the following statement in the wake of her husband’s passing: “Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the finest performers to ever grace the cinema and stage.”
Paul was the father of five grandkids in addition to his daughter Mira. He was also the father of Amanda and Michael.